This picture has nothing to do with this lesson, it is more the state of quietness that I find myself in this week. Even though I have probably only painted once or twice in the last year — behind the easel is where I have found great solitude shutting out the world and immersing myself in whatever I was painting. As I read this lesson nothing glaringly jumps out in my mind about being in conflict with someone else over the need to be right unless that small voice in your head counts!
You see I find myself contemplating the changes that have taken place in my life the last few months, some that I made willingly and others forced upon me and having to adjust as necessary. That voice says change is good and everything was for my own good and I fight back saying not all changes are good, being adamant in my way of thinking.
Yes, this lesson comes right on time for me as I choose to be open to look at it differently and apply it to where I am in life. Most often it’s not always another person that you can find yourself most at odds with. It’s yourself. Right? Admit you’re wrong and I’m right and we’re all happy. 🙂
© The Best Year of Your Life by Debbie Ford
Lesson 24: Admit You Are Wrong
Whenever two people are at odds with one another, it’s usually because both people are trying to be right. Sometimes we defend our positions even when they make us miserable, because we just can’t bear to admit that we’re wrong. Our need to be right robs us of intimacy and fulfillment in our personal relationships, and perpetuates our feelings of discontent.
This week, notice what your need to be right costs you in terms of energy, intimacy, and peace of mind. Ask yourself what’s more important: being right or being happy.
Your Self-Love Assignment
Allow yourself to see one thing you’ve been fighting to be right about. Are you holding a position with someone that’s causing you stress or aggravation? Have you been blaming someone else for your current state of affairs?
Your assignment this week is to make the powerful choice to take responsibility for the role you played in the creation of this situation. Even if you feel you can justify your position, notice how much more freedom, peace, and contentment you have when you let it go.
Self-Love Points Earned
Give yourself 150 points every time you admit you’re wrong!
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